Sad news RIP
Mishawaka Police Cpl. James Szuba, 42, and his K-9 partner, Ricky, were killed in a traffic accident late Saturday night.
Szuba joined the Mishawaka Police Department on Feb. 26, 2002. His K-9 partner Ricky, was 8 years old. The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. on Byrkit Street just south of McKinley Avenue, according to Mishawaka Police Chief Mike Samp.
Samp said the officer involved in the accident was providing assistance on a call and was traveling southbound on Fir when the squad car was sideswiped by another vehicle.